Wearing PPE is an important component of Standard and Transmission-based Precautions. PPE should not permit blood or OPIM to pass through it and reach street clothes, undergarments, skin or mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth. Surgical gowns should protect the wrists, forearms, and torso from neck to knees. Masks and goggles should protect the mouth, nose and eyes. Face shields should provide protection to other parts of the face. Task-specific gloves should protect the hands. However, wearing gloves does not eliminate the need for hand hygiene.